CIRCUS PARADE (C.P)
Remember, I'm a LEFTIE
.... So now you will feel what I feel everytime I look at a Rightie tutorial. We have to flip everything in our minds. But if you understand the basic stitches this will be a new easie-peasie ripple of hills and valleys.
This is from the Leisure Arts book..... 154 Crochet Wave Patterns. Designed by Darla Sims.
#28 TumbleWeed. Page 35
The one thing I did change on the C.P was that I did not do two rows with each color like we have done on most of our ripples. I was using up some stash yarn to from THE DOOR... 23 colors in all.
Here we go with the directions first.....
Note: Uses MC and CC in the following sequence. Pattern says.. 2 Rows each of MC,CC: repeat from * for stripe sequence. I ignored and just did one row with each color, but for the pattern MC and CC are the colors.
With MC, chain a Multiple of 6 + 4 chs. (I did 18 X 6 + 4 = 112 chs.)
Repeat Rows 2 and 3 for pattern, working a new color each row.
Looks a lot harder than it is. I mean if The Garden Bell can do this, anyone can.
Flip your brains over to a leftie mode.
Here are the 3DC in the 4th from CH
Skip next 2 CHs, SC in next CH
Skip next 2 CHS, 3 DC in next CH
Here is the trickie one around the post with a SC
Then around the same post with the HDC
Then the final of the 3 around the post.... the DC.
It's a basic 6 stitch sequence 3DC, then to the last post, SC, HDC, DC
Skip 2 CHS, the SC
The will start to create what I call the Hills and Valleys
When you get to the last 3 CHS, Skip 2 and 4DC on last CH.
Change colors with a slip stitch. Ties together.
CH 1, Turn SC in first DC..... sorry blurrrrrrrrie.
Skip next 3DC, down in the valley, 3 DC,
Then your SC, HDC, DC all around the post. 6 Sts. total in the valley.
Skip 3 DC, 1 SC at the top of the hill